Cat trips may be easier to accomplish than dog trips. Cats tend to be smaller and more independent than dogs. Cats also love to spend time sleeping. Leaving a cat in a pet friendly hotel room may be a more feasible idea than leaving a dog in a hotel room. Hotel chains that allow pets at some of their locations include Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Marriott, Super 8, Red Roof Inn, and Travelodge.
Some cat trips are uniquely designed with pets in mind. Some pet friendly hotels offer special accommodations and services for pets, such as a special treat at turndown. Cruise lines are even beginning to offer special cat trips. The Queen Mary 2 has a full time kennel master whose job is to oversee the needs and desires of all pets, cats and dogs alike. Pets are pampered with gourmet biscuits and treats, comfortable beds and blankets, and even a special travel coat. Cats are provided with an assortment of toys, scratch posts, and premium cat food. Pets are even given special gift packs. Gift packs include personalized name tags, a food dish and scoop, a portrait with their owner, and a cruise card. The amenities for the cats on these cat trips are just as good as those their owners receive. For ideas on other cat trips and pet friendly travel ideas check out the site cruisecat.com.
Before traveling there are some things that pet owners and their travelling cat should know. First of all be sure that the cat is healthy enough to travel. It may not be a bad idea to consult one’s veterinarian before leaving on vacation. Be sure to have a suitable pet carrier. The cat should have enough room to turn around and lie comfortably inside. In addition, the carrier should be sturdy and well ventilated. Have proper identification on the pet. Options to consider are license tags, microchips or tattoos for identification. Before traveling out of state or out of the country, be sure to know what the requirements are for taking pets across boarders. If flying, be sure to know what the pet regulations are for the airline one is flying. Also, pet owners should be aware of summer embargoes and breed restrictions. It is recommended that short nosed breeds of animals do not travel during periods of high temperatures and high humidity levels due to potential respiratory difficulties. For more information on traveling with pets consult a veterinarian or a local humane society.
When done properly traveling with cats and dogs can be a lot of fun. Pet owners should be sure to do their homework and secure pet friendly accommodations for their four legged friends. Taking time to do so before leaving on vacation can help to make the vacation go smoothly.